Recent Grants

Literature: FY 2016 Grants Panelists

Literature Fellowships: Translation Projects, Panel A
May 20, 2015

Jennifer Croft
Translator
Founding Editor
The Buenos Aires Review Tiffin, IA

Elizabeth Harris
Translator
Associate Professor of Creative Writing
University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND

Pennie Ojeda (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Washington, DC

Don Share
Translator
Editor
Poetry magazine
Oak Park, IL

Jeffrey Yang
Translator
Editor
New Directions and The New York Review of Books Beacon, NY

Literature Fellowships: Translation Projects, Panel B
May 21, 2015

Samuel Perry  
Translator
Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies
Brown University
Providence, RI

Rowan Ricardo Phillips
Translator
Associate Professor of English, Director of the Poetry Center
Stony Brook University
New York, NY

Marian Schwartz
Translator
Austin, TX  

Stephen Sparks (Layperson)
Bookseller
Manager
Green Apple Books
San Francisco, CA

Ilan Stavans
Translator
Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture
Amherst College
Amherst, MA

Chun Ye
Translator, Educator
Poetry Editor, The Missouri Review University of Missouri
Columbia, MO

Art Works I – Panel A
August 4, 2015

Chantel Acevedo
Editor, Southern Humanities Review
Associate Professor of English
Auburn University
Auburn, AL

Gavin Grant
Publisher
Small Beer Press
Northampton, MA

Dan Kois
Culture Editor
Slate Magazine
Arlington, VA

Nicco Mele (Layperson)
Senior Vice President & Deputy Publisher
Los Angeles Times
Pacific Palisades, CA

Marion Wrenn
Co-editor, Painted Bride Quarterly
Director, Writing Program
NYU Abu Dhabi
New York, NY

Jeffrey Yamaguchi
Faculty Member, School of Professional Studies
New York University
Brooklyn, NY

Art Works I – Panel B
August 5, 2015

Malaika Adero  
Independent publishing consultant, editor, writer, cultural programmer
New York, NY

Jennifer 8. Lee
Cofounder & CEO
Plympton
San Francisco, CA

Martin Riker
Business Manager, Dorothy
Lecturer, Department of English
Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, MO

Rick Simonson (Layperson)
Senior Buyer
Elliott Bay Book Company
Seattle, WA

Brando Skyhorse
Author
Visiting Assistant Professor in Creative Writing
Wesleyan University
Washington, DC

Mitch Wieland
Founding Editor, The Idaho Review
Director, MFA Creative Writing Program
Boise State University
Boise, ID

Creative Writing Fellowships: Prose
September 16, 2015

Jessica Deutsch (Layperson)
Product Owner
Novu
Minneapolis, MN

Patricia Engel
Writer
Faculty Member, MFA of the Americas
Stetson University
Key Biscayne, FL

Tayari Jones
Writer
Associate Professor of English
Rutgers University
Jersey City, NJ

Stewart O'Nan
Writer
Pittsburgh, PA

Dani Shapiro
Writer
Contributing Editor
Condé Nast Traveler
Bethlehem, CT

Art Works II – Panel A
December 9, 2015

Aja Gabel
Writer, Teacher
Social Media Consultant
Social MediaToday
Portland, OR

Jason Koo
Writer
Founder and Executive Director
Brooklyn Poets
Assistant Teaching Professor
Quinnipac University
Brooklyn, NY

Conor Moran
Director
Wisconsin Book Festival
Madison, WI

Chris Morrow (Layperson)
Owner
Northshire Bookstores
Weston, VT

Jeffrey Skinner
Writer
Editorial Consultant
Sarabande Books
Prospect, KY

Darlene Taylor
Writer
Managing Director, Cultural Heritage and Community Development
Waterman Steele Group
Washington, DC

Art Works II – Panel B
December 10, 2015

Christina Davis
Writer
Curator, Woodberry Poetry Room
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

Ann B. Friedman (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Former Teacher
Montgomery County Public Schools
Bethesda, MD

Nate Marshall
Poet, Editor, Performer
Visiting Assistant Professor
Wabash College
Crawfordsville, IN

Linda Rodriguez
Novelist, Poet, and Teacher
Kansas City, MO

Laurie Dean Torrell
Executive Director
Just Buffalo
Kenmore, NY

Arcadio “Tony” Valenzuela
Executive Director
Lambda Literary
Los Angeles, CA